One Man in Critical Condition After Amtrak, Car Collision

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An Amtrak train and car collided Monday morning around 6 a.m. in the Bussen Quarry, south of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge. Two people have been taken to the hospital due to the crash, according to KMOV.

One of the two men in the car is said to be in critical condition. Mehlville Fire Protection District chief Brian Hendricks arrived on the scene shortly after the collision on Bussen Road.

“One self-extracted, meaning he climbed out. The other was trapped and crews were able to extricate him from the vehicle,” Hendricks says.

Hendricks says no one one the train was injured. He says the Amtrak headed to downtown St. Louis was going 35 to 40 miles an hour at the time of the accident.

KMOX’s traffic reporter Rodger Brand first reported the scene this morning and says it did not affect traffic on Interstate 255 or surrounding roads.

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